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harem


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harem  \Ha"rem\,  n.[Ar.  haram,  orig.,  anything  forbidden  of 
  sacred,  fr  harama  to  forbid,  prohibit.]  [Written  also  haram 
  and  hareem.] 
  1.  The  apartments  or  portion  of  the  house  allotted  to  females 
  in  Mohammedan  families. 
 
  2.  The  family  of  wives  and  concubines  belonging  to  one  man, 
  in  Mohammedan  countries;  a  seraglio. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  harem 
  n  :  place  reserved  for  wives  and  concubines  and  female  relatives 
  in  a  Muslim  household  [syn:  {hareem},  {seraglio},  {serail}] 




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